Apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis, an "unveiling of secrets") is not an event, but a text that contains prophesies concerning God’s future intervention, and apocalypticism is a reference for attitudes and worldviews in biblical and non-canonical...
Jacob Wright: The Oldest Reference to Israel
In 1896 Flinders Petrie discovered what is for many the most important achievement of his long and celebrated career as an archeologist. It is a large granite stela, over ten feet high, dating to 1208 BCE. This stone bears an account of how...
Satellite Image of Canaan-Palestine-Israel
A satellite image of the region of the eastern Mediterranean variously known as Canaan, Phoenicia, Palestine and Israel throughout history.
Women in the Old Testament
Modern practitioners of Judaism and Christianity often turn to the Bible for stories concerning women and their roles in ancient religion and society. It is important to acknowledge that these stories were written by men. The male perspectives...
Ruth & Naomi
The story of Ruth and Naomi is found in the book of Ruth in the Jewish Scriptures. The Scriptures are traditionally divided into three sections: Torah (the first five books assigned to Moses), the Prophets (Nevi’im), and Writings (Ketuvim...
The Temple in Jerusalem
According to Jewish tradition, the original Jerusalem Temple was ordained by Yahweh/God, as described in 2 Samuel 7:12 where Yahweh commands Nathan to tell David: When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors...
Territories Allotted to the Twelve Tribes of Israel
Map of the territories allotted to the twelve tribes of Israel according to the Book of Joshua, chapters 13-19, before the move of Dan to the North. Note that these territories were only allegedly allotted to said tribes, and the texts...
Map of Ancient Israel
A map of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and its neighbours.
The Twelve Tribes of Israel
Mosaic of the 12 Tribes of Israel. Givat Mordechai Etz Yosef synagogue facade, Ha Rav Gold street, in Jerusalem. Top row: Reuben, Judah, Dan, Asher Middle: Simeon, Issachar, Naphtali, Joseph Bottom: Levi, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin
Tambourine Player from Ancient Israel
This female figurine of a tambourine player is part of a group of similar clay figurines found in Tell es-Sa'idiyeh and Tell Jemmeh, modern-day Israel. Pottery female musicians of this sort probably formed part of a toy band. Iron II, 9th...